ON represents the inclusive, collective sense of the French word’s “we” meaning and the feeling of moving forward from the English.
This show pays homage to José Navas’ long-time collaborators Marc Parent (light designer) and Alexander MacSween (composer). Over the years, they have made pieces that celebrate the human body and the formality of dance, pieces co-produced by Agora de la danse and presented by it. When Agora de la danse invited the choreographer to perform in its new home at Édifice WILDER – Espace danse, his first instinct was to look back and bow in gratitude to the pieces they had created together, in order to move forward. A retrospective seems appropriate.
Anchored in a set design renewed by the visual artist Lino, this new group piece will reconnect with landmark successes of the company. In addition, Torontonian Nova Bhattacharya will perform a solo that Navas choreographed using as primal material vocabulary from traditional Indian dance, Bharatanatyam. On will be presented to original music of Alexander MacSween, who, for each part, recorded the voices of the performers to make them his instruments.
October 11 > 13, 2017 – 7 p.m.
October 14, 2017 – 4 p.m.
$22 < $35
Coproduction Agora de la danse
Creative Residency Agora de la danse
As a child, José Navas dreamed of 'producing poetry' and indeed has done so over the past two decades. With the body.
Natalia Wysocka, Journal Métro, review of Miniatures, February 2013